Major News in the Great Depression Era
During the Great Depression, the news headlines were filled with stories of economic issues and the suffering that was seen across the nation. What many people haven't heard of are four events that also took place during the Great Depression. Americans dealt with adversity in many different ways. The major news during the Great Depression fascinated Americans because it showed the many struggles that Americans faced during this era.



A mother and her two children during the Great Depression. This was not an uncommon sight to see throughout the United States. Picture from: Google Images under Public Domain
A mother and her two children during the Great Depression. This was not an uncommon sight to see throughout the United States. Picture from: Google Images under Public Domain
A distress sale during the 1930's. People did anything they could to provide food for their families. Photo from: Flickr under Creative Commons laws.
A distress sale during the 1930's. People did anything they could to provide food for their families. Photo from: Flickr under Creative Commons laws.


Time Period (years)
Event and Description
Link to Page
1933-1936
Lindbergh Kidnapping Trial:
The historical trial of the disappearance of the infant, Charles Lindbergh Jr.
Lindbergh Trial
1936-1939
Spanish Civil War:
A war fought between the supporters of an existing Republican Government and the forces of the New Nationalists.
Spanish Civil War
May 1937
The Hindenburg Disaster:
When a German airship caught fire and was destroyed while attempting to land at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Hindenburg Disaster
July 1937
Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance:
Amelia and her crew member, Fred Noonan, lost radio communication during a flight. This loss of communication caused a tragic disappearance.
Amelia Earhart's Disappearance